(I forgot to take a pic)
I used black spray paint and sprayed it:
For me, it was too flat and plain. It needed to be softened and all the detail on the frame needed to stand out more.
I decided to "antique" it. There are many ways to antique things and just as many products on the market now. I used a technique I used in ceramics years ago using what I already had on hand....Watered down paint.
The most common ratio to use is a 1:1. Half water/half paint. For this project I used a 1:2 ratio, or 1/2 cup water to 1 cup paint. You sponge, rag or brush on your mix and then rub off with a lint free rag.
Easy peasy! And it didn't cost me anything for a glaze. I used white house paint I had on hand.
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